Great Fashion, Just Like Art, Deserves To Be Seen
"There's a paradigm shift in the way we understand the cultural contribution of fashion." - Rhonda P.Hill
The show, created by Rhonda P. Hill, founder of EDGExpo.com, is one of the first known art gallery fashion exhibits of its caliber in the U.S. western region. It spotlights the selected work of fashion designers Tingyue Jiang, Alena Kalana, Susan Tancer and Hera Zhou who blur the distinction between art and fashion.
"Fashion and culture are intertwined and just like art, good work deserves to be seen", says Hill. Meeting strict design criteria and cultural contribution, Hill makes a strong claim that fashion is an artistic expression and is as valid as sculpture and painting.
Tingyue Jiang, an MFA graduate from Parsons School of Design, New York City, uses the globally charged topic of social and ethical issues surrounding mass produced garments from the eyes of the Chinese worker, in his collection titled People Who Wearing Time.
Alena Kalana's unconventional textile choices and experimentation are the basis of her designs. Tibetan Transplant is a collection of multi-dimensional sculptural ensembles created from Kalana's use of textile upholstery, layering, and her 'hand' of draping.
Susan Tancer creates a Graffiti clutch bag collection from a paint stained drop cloth. This brain cancer survivor, whose work has been exhibited at the Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, takes the color out of her paint brush with an abstract body of work serving both function and aesthetic appeal.
Hera Zhou's The Wave collection was exhibited at Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre. Inspired by Katsushika Hokusai's painting, The Great Wave off Kanagawa (the Great Wave), Zhou creates a sculptural reality of this internationally famous and most recognizable work of Japanese art, with her pleating technique of depth, layering, and rigid density.
Blurred Boundaries: Fashion as an Art
On view 21 September - 11 November, 2018
Opening reception - 21 September, 5-8 pm
GraySpace Gallery, In the Funk Zone
219 Gray Avenue, Santa Barbara, California 93101
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